Article link: 5 Reasons to Recover Benedictions at Church, by Drew Hunter (from the Gospel Coalition website)
“To modern ears, benedictions may sound like archaic and rigid conclusions to worship services. Why not just say, “You’re dismissed”?
“But what if benedictions reach down into our deepest hopes? What if they train us to have God-sized expectations for the future? And what if they aren’t just for pastors in worship services, but for all of us in everyday life?”